Drafting and House Plans

Drafting up your house plans is an essential first step when it comes to your new build. It’s enables you to understand the essence of your property, the different spaces involved and how they interact with each other. Here at ARKY Designs, we can help you with any residential project, no matter how big or small.  Our expert team is on hand to work alongside you to achieve success.

We understand just how important your home is, so we want to make sure we work together to bring your dreams to life.

Why Drafting & House Plans Is So Important?

Some new home or landowners question the importance of house plans when it comes to construction. They dive into the project with the view that the sooner they get started, the better. The fact is, pre-drawn house plans are essential when it comes to your building project.

It is never recommended to dive into a new home build or extension without firstly drafting up a set of plans. It essentially determines the flow to your home and whether or not it works. Drafting up house plans can save you plenty of time and money in the long run. It ensures you have a solid design that works, so you don’t dive into the construction side and discover critical errors along the way.

Not only this, but a lack of solid building plans leaves a lot of the construction of your home up to guesswork. Something as simple as missing a single dimension can have very costly consequences in the building process and will end up a much bigger drain on your resources than just getting the plans done in the first place.

At ARKY Designs, we understand that you’re keen to get on with the build straight away. That’s why we streamline the planning process and get those drafts into your hand as soon as possible.

Designing The Blueprints

When it comes to building your new home, ARKY Designs wants to ensure the entire process, from start to finish, goes as smoothly as possible. We’re experts when it comes to the design and construction industry, relying on years of experience to bring our expert skills and knowledge to your next project.

There are so many benefits that come with designing good house plans, these include:

  1. Drainage layout: knowing where your drains flow throughout the house is essential when it comes to building. Catering for this in your plan enables you to plan around the access to drains and pipes and make it work in your new build. It saves you both time and money in the process.
  2. Scaled plan with floor levels marked: if a plan is correctly drawn to scale, you’re able to determine whether or not each part flows. Are doors opening the correct way? Are you making the best of the sunlight around your property with your planned windows? Are the rooms big enough? These are all important questions to ask at the planning stage.
  3. Guide for construction: well-designed plans can be used throughout the construction stage of your project. They can help determine project costs by consulting with different contractors across the same set of plans. It serves as a reference for each step of the project, making it easier for your team to measure accurately and ensure your dreams are well and truly brought to life.
  4. Choosing materials: you can also choose the right materials for your home, based off your floor plan. For example, if you are opting for floorboards in the kitchen and living area and tiles in the bathroom, these need to be pre-ordered to ensure they arrive in time for installation. Knowing the exact measurements of the area they are going helps immensely in this process.

Creating Your Plans

No matter what build you’re undergoing, ARKY Designs has the skills and experience to draw up your ideal plans. Here are just some of the builds we’ve helped with:

  • One-bedroom plus homes
  • Narrow lot designs
  • Dual living designs
  • Two-storey designs
  • Townhouse designs
  • Apartment designs
  • Country designs
  • Cottage designs
  • Granny flat designs

And plenty more! Simply bring your ideas to us and we’ll get started turning them into a reality. The process is extremely simple and we consult you at every step of the way.

  1. Meet with your team at ARKY Designs: before we get designing, we want to learn all about your new home and what you’re hoping to achieve. This gives us the best direction to get the designs ready.
  2. Draw up plans: the team at ARKY Designs then uses our expertise to draw you up a plan that meets all your requirements – done to scale. Our professional team are experts when it comes to designing plans that factor in all the minor details. From getting the right scale, to ensuring the flow of the home works and all drains, pipes and other exterior factors are accounted for.
  3. Discuss plans: now is your chance to give us your feedback. Our goal is to go above and beyond to provide you with your dream home. We will gladly work with you to make changes – if any are even needed!


Start Your Build Today
Building your new home should be an exciting adventure. You don’t want to find yourselves caught up in any of the worry and concern that comes with diving into the construction too soon and trying to get plans approved by council. That’s where we come in! ARKY Designs is a boutique building design and construction company.

We are one of the best registered builders in Melbourne for all your construction needs. If you’re ready to get started on those all-important house plans, then be sure call us or send us an email today. Get your home off to the best start with our expert advice.